|Kan Ki Army|
|Name||Kan Ki Army|
|Part of||Mou Gou Army (former)|
|Reporting to||Qin Court|
|Commander(s)||Rai Do †|
The Kan Ki Army is a military force led by Great General Kan Ki. It was originally a bandit group formed by Kan Ki from many independent bandit clans, that joined the Qin Military under the wing of Mou Gou, with Kan Ki taking the position of deputy general.
- 1 History
- 2 Story
- 3 Achievements
- 4 Personnel
- 5 Forces
- 6 Strength
- 7 Weakness
- 8 Gallery
During their days as a bandit group, they operated in the mountains south of Qin. Under the leadership of Kan Ki, they were able to defeat every Qin army that was sent after them. Because of Kan Ki's taste for cruelty, they became notorious for leaving no survivors, even not sparring soldiers that had already surrendered.
At some point, Mou Gou scouted Kan Ki and his group to fight under him, as Kan Ki had proven himself to be a prodigy at warfare. For reasons unknown, Kan Ki accepted. Along with the Ou Sen Army, they became responsible for most of Mou Gou's achievements.
The Kan Ki army, just like the Ou Sen Army is an army working directly under general Mou Gou and is a part of the Mou Gou army, Kan Ki being his vice general. The army makes its first appearance in the Sanyou Campaign where they at the plains outside of Sanyou city to meet up with the Mou Gou and Ou Sen army. On its way to Sanyou, they had been conquering cities along the way. When the battle of Sanyou started the Kan Ki army was stationed to flank the Ren Pa Army while Ousen attacked the other flank and Mou Gou defending the center of the battlefield. The first opposing army was lead general Kai Shi Bou who was also the leader of Ren Pa's four heavenly kings. Kan Ki outplayed him by the usage of guerrilla warfare, using the forest and terrain to their advantage to plant their ambushes with hit and run tactics. Gen Bou, the main strategist of the four heavenly kings took over leadership of the army to counter Kan Ki's way of warfare but failed as Kan Ki and his men approached as messengers disguised as Wei soldiers and slew Gen Bou.
Kai Shi Bou was then put back in the charge of the army and attacked the Kan Ki army's HQ which Kan Ki and most of his members had left undefended. This seemed not to be a problem because Kan Ki was hidden with his men elsewhere in the forest where the enemy couldn't find him, and he stayed hidden and headed to the Ren Pa army's HQ where the Wei general and commander-in-chief of the Wei army Haku Kisai was stationed. The HQ was ambushed by the Kan Ki army and the hill was conquered and the Wei soldiers captured. Kan Ki then slew Haku Ki Sai along with his men and set the HQ ablaze where the fire and smoke could be seen by anyone on the battlefield. Thanks to the Kan Ki army successful performance, the Ren Pa Army along with the Wei army was now without their commander-in-chief and HQ, this partially marked the victory for Qin in the Sanyou campaign, it was an important event which turned the tide of battle and was the most important achievement the Kan Ki army has ever achieved. This led to Kan Ki receiving a promotion in the ceremony for scoring the best achievements in the battle of Sanyou.
In the Battle of Kankoku Pass, the Kan Ki Army was stationed upon the Kankoku wall alongside the Chou Tou army and the Mou Gou army who were all part of the main defense of keeping the wall from being conquered. The Kan Ki Army held the wall intact by burning down one of the Wei army's siege towers. As another siege tower came and various siege weapons being deployed both by the Wei and the Han army, Kan Ki decided that this could no go on without them doing something. So he deployed a strategy to kill the Han Commander-in-Chief Sei Kai, whose HQ was stationed closer to the wall than the Wei army's HQ as he had noticed from the view upon the wall. He took with him 4 small units of his army along with units of the Chou Tou Army all disguised as Wei soldiers, he then dropped a smoke bomb in the siege tower and descended with his units who then rode in different directions through the Wei army and the Han army unnoticed.
When they finally reached the Han army's HQ where general Sei Kai and his army were stationed they charged it head-on. The Sei Kai Army responded with hard resistance as the HQ defense chief Na Kon was causing the problem, but with the help of the Chou Tou army which had strong and experienced veteran soldiers they managed to break through the defense force, Nakon was then killed by general Chou Tou. As they went further in and came closer to Sei Kai the Black Arrow Unit of the Sei Kai army equipped with deadly poisons arrows caused big trouble for both armies. After managing to defeat this unit, the Kan Ki and Chou Tou army finally reached Sei Kai who was then slain by general Chou Tou, who also later died of the poison from Sei Kai's weapons. The mission was successful with the combined efforts of both armies. This was a great achievement for the Kan Ki army who then headed back safe and sound to the wall destroying siege weapons along the way. When they came back to the wall one of the defense towers and been turned ablaze because of the low manpower who was left behind to defend while the Kan Ki and Chou Tou units had been working on getting to Sei Kai.
One year after the end of the Battle of Kankoku Pass, Great General Mou Gou died resulting in the Mou Gou Army being defunct. With the Mou Gou Army defunct the Kan Ki Army capture the Wei city Kyuu and burned all the soldiers alive as a tribute to Haku Rou.
The army intercepted or just crossed with the retreating Ai Army after their defeat on Kanyou. They battled, and as the Kan Ki Army's record for cruelty, the Ai Army will be left to their bloody, gory fates.
During the Battle of Koku You Hill, the Kan Ki army is attacking the Zhao border and does have to fight against the Kei Sha Army. When Kei Sha is slain by Shin of the Hi Shin Unit, Ki Sui of the city of Rigan takes over the command of the Zhao army. But Kan Ki is able to beat him on a psychological level, despite losing many men during several scuffles. He achieved great victory since he had lost fewer soldiers than previously expected. But Ri Boku who oversees the battle says, that he found out the weakness of Kan Ki.
In order to capture Gyou, Ou Sen headed the campaign, alongside Yo Tan Wa Army and Ou Sen Army, with support from Gyoku Hou Unit, Gaku Ka Unit, and Hi Shin Unit was folded into 3 armies. His army was first used to eliminate the chasing Zhao patrols until they reached Retsubi. They were dismayed when Ou Sen decided to abandon Retsubi to only attack minor cities, but they obeyed. They were used as scaring the cities into abandonment. When they reached Gyou, he decided to watch as his army nears Gyou. Later that night, they were seen enjoying horse meat prepared by Ma Ron, while Zhao citizens inside Gyou starved.
The army was pushing their offensive through ferrocious terrain until finaly engaging Ko Chou Army in the Battle of Eikyuu. For the first seven days they were badly loosing and many soldiers deserted. Hovered on the final day despire Rai Do's death they were able to make a comeback thanks to Kan Ki's strategy and slay general Ko Chou. Many of previously deserted soldiers returned and they captured tens of thousands of Zhao war prisoners.
|Anhou Campaign||Kan Ki Army||Captured multiple cities||-|
|Sanyou Campaign||Kan Ki||Captured multiple cities on his way to the battlefield||Nobility raised by two counts, given the lands of Seihi, Seirin, Daika, 2000 units of gold, and 10 units of treasure.|
|Slain Gen Bou- Strategist of the Wei forces and one of Ren Pa's Four Heavenly Kings|
|Slain Haku Ki Sai Wei Commander-in-Chief|
|Rai Do||Attack on the Wei HQ dealing a good amount of damage||
created a distraction for Kan Ki to sneak into the HQ and capture it
|Chuu Ki||Slew various Wei commanders at Wei HQ|
|Battle of Kankoku Pass||Kan Ki||Burned down Wei Siege Tower||Nobility raised by two ranks, granted land, 3,000 units of gold, 10 units of treasure.|
|Deployed strategy along with Great General Chou Tou to eliminate Sei Kai - Han Commander-in-Chief|
|Kan Ki Army||Destroyed many siege crossbows|
|Siege of the City of Kyuu||Burned the officers of the city of Kyuu||Tributed them to the late Hakurou|
|Rou Ai Rebelion||Kan Ki Army||Destroys the remnants of the rebel army that was retreating through Kankoku Pass||-|
|Battle of Koku You Hill||Kyou Kai
Hi Shin Unit
|Slew Ryuu Tou
Lieutenant of the Ki Sui Army
|- Opened a path to Kei Sha for Shin|
- mentally destabilized Ki Sui
Hi Shin Unit
|Slew Commander in Chief
General Kei Sha
|Kan Ki||Outplayed General Ki Sui||- gained control over the Koku You regions of Zhao|
- Reduced casualties output of soldiers as expected
|Gyou Campaign||Kan Ki||Captures Gyou||Receives awards of supreme exemplary service||Promoted to the rank of Great General|
Rin Gyoku Clan
Leader of the Kou Kotsu Clan
Rai Do Clan
Clans & Units
Powerful Combat experts & heavy attacks
Torture and interrogation specialists
Being Sneaky, Scouting, Suprised Attacks
Transfered to Hi Shin Unit
Powerful Combat experts & heavy attacks
200-Man Elite Cavalry Unit
Kan Ki's army is specialized in guerrilla-warfare, therefore preferring to fight in areas that give them cover to scatter their forces (forests, mountains). To max out the terrain advantage, they use various tactics associated with guerrilla-warfare: Day and night warfare, surprise attacks, ambushes, hit and run, infiltration and any combination of these.
Even though their forces tend to be scattered in small units across the battlefield, these units are fully able to fight in perfect coordination with each other. Their ability to coordinate with each other in such circumstances, suggests a communication system and mountaineering experience on par with those of the Mountain Tribes, probably developed during their days as bandits in the Southern Mountains.
The Kan Ki army also employs psychological-warfare as a supplement to their guerrilla-warfare. Often leaving no survivors and purposely defiling enemy corpses, the soldiers within the Kan Ki Army have no qualms with engaging in mass mutilation or canniballism to demoralise the enemy. These acts of brutality often serve as a distraction to Kan Ki's real plans.
Additionally, due to the lack of traditional army training and discipline in the Kan Ki Army, they are able to quickly dissipate and escape dangerous strategic positions by abandoning formation and prioritising individual survival. This approach, while unthinkable for other traditional armies, served to severely limit the amount of losses suffered in different campaigns.
The army does not have strong loyalty to their leader, Kan Ki. While senior commanders such as Rai Do and Koku'Ou will follow him, lower ranked soldiers only join the army for the chance to steal and pillage as they please. When things get difficult, many of them will not risk their lives and desert the army in a heartbeat.
"Backs to the wall and completely surrounded".